Director of Universal Design in Public Transport at South African Department of Transport

Amanda Gibberd is director of universal design in public transport in the Department of Transport. She monitors the implementation of accessible public transport systems. Universal access is conceptualised through the ‘Travel Chain.’ Amanda came to South Africa in 2000 from the UK. Formerly an occupational therapist, she studied universal access at the Architectural Association. She worked for the Centre for Accessible Environments, then the University of Reading. Amanda was headhunted to assist with implementing the Accessible Public Transport as the 2010 FIFATM World Cup legacy. Partnerships with government departments, professional experts and the disability sector create a platform for implementation. Year of this biography: 2018

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